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gram

1

[ gram ]

noun

  1. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. : g


-gram

2
  1. a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “something written,” “drawing” ( epigram; diagram ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words ( oscillogram ).

gram

3

[ gram ]

noun

  1. (in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle.
  2. any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata green gram, or golden gram, or the urd, V. mungo black gram.

-gram

4
  1. a combining form of gram 1:

    kilogram.

-gram

5
  1. a combining form extracted from telegram, used in the formation of compound words that have the general sense “message, bulletin”:

    culturegram; electiongram; prophecy-gram.

Gram

6

[ grahm ]

noun

  1. (in the Volsunga Saga ) the sword of Sigmund, broken by Odin, repaired by Regin, and used again by Sigurd in killing Fafnir.

gram.

7

abbreviation for

  1. grammar.
  2. grammarian.
  3. grammatical.

gram

1

/ ɡrɑːm /

noun

  1. (in India) a village


-gram

2

combining form

  1. indicating a drawing or something written or recorded

    telegram

    hexagram

gram.

3

abbreviation for

  1. grammar
  2. grammatical

gram

4

/ ɡræm /

noun

  1. a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds g

gram

5

/ ɡræm /

noun

  1. any of several leguminous plants, such as the beans Phaseolus mungo ( black gram or urd ) and P. aureus ( green gram ), whose seeds are used as food in India
  2. the seed of any of these plants

Gram

1

/ gräm,grăm /

  1. Danish bacteriologist who in 1884 developed a method of staining bacteria, called Gram's stain or Gram's dye, that is used to identify and classify bacteria, often from samples of infected body fluids. The classification, called gram-negative or gram-positive, can be useful in the initial selection of antibiotics to treat the infection.


gram

2

/ grăm /

  1. A unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 0.001 kilogram or 0.035 ounce.
  2. See Table at measurement

gram

  1. The basic unit of measurement for mass in the metric system ; one cubic centimeter of water has a mass of approximately one gram.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gram1

1790–1800; < French gramme < Late Latin gramma a small weight < Greek grámma something drawn, a small weight

Origin of gram2

< Greek -gramma, combining form of grámma something written or drawn; akin to carve

Origin of gram3

First recorded in 1695–1705; from Portuguese grão, from Latin grānum “seed, grain, kernel”; grain

Origin of gram4

From the Old Norse word Gramr literally, angry, evil

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gram1

Hindi

Origin of gram2

from Latin -gramma, from Greek, from gramma letter and grammē line

Origin of gram3

C18: from French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, from Greek: small weight, from graphein to write

Origin of gram4

C18: from Portuguese gram (modern spelling grão ), from Latin grānum grain

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Example Sentences

Furthermore, a person with norovirus has about 70 billion viral particles per gram of stool.

The European formula for Fireball has even less: under one gram per kilogram of propylene glycol.

Wax can cost a hundred dollars a gram, while buds are as cheap as $20 these days.

Food business groups argue that a gram of sugar, natural or added, is a gram of sugar—so why distinguish it?

He was, he said, amazed that “a fraction of a gram of sugar had rendered [him] unconscious.”

Recognition of the pneumococcus depends upon its morphology, the fact that it is Gram-staining, and the presence of a capsule.

The great majority belong to the colon bacillus group, and are negative to Gram's method of staining.

A Gram-positive stool due to cocci is suggestive of intestinal ulceration.

Gram's method (p. 40) is a very useful aid in distinguishing certain bacteria.

This is a minute, slender rod, which lies within and between the pus-corpuscles (Fig. 125), and is negative to Gram's stain.

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